Accusations of Physical Violence
The aspects of a
battery charge are very similar in nature to those of a charge for assault. However,
there is one fundamental difference: Battery is the criminal offense of
inflicting physical contact and potential harm onto another, and assault
is the threat of doing so. According to United States law, battery is
defined as the use of force against another to the extent that physical
harm is caused. Generally, this is considered to be a common law misdemeanor
offense, but it is possible for defendants accused of battery to incur
felony charges as well. Across the board, state laws require that battery
charges include at least one instance of offensive touching or contact.
Under this condition, it must also be proven that the actor knowingly
or intentionally behaved in this manner or that the actor intentionally
behaved in a manner knowing that it would lead to offensive touching.
When a physical act is purposefully done to inflict harm on another, battery
charges will likely ensue.
What to Do After an Arrest
As is the case for all criminal offenses, it is best to act immediately
if you have been accused of battery in the state of Florida. By contacting
our firm your chances of obtaining a successful outcome to your case stand
to greatly increase. In fact, any decision to do otherwise could quickly
cause your case to take a turn for the worse. Misdemeanor charges should
not be confused for ones that do not require the legal assistance of a
criminal defense professional. These are offenses that can also pose problematic issues
for the defendants accused of them. As such, it is important that they
be treated with the same level of legal acumen and aggressive strategies
as any other criminal offense in the state.
At Parks & Braxton, PA you will be paired with a skillful criminal
attorney that has experience in many areas of criminal defense law, battery
included. In total, our firm has more than 50 combined years of experience
that can be put to w ork in the defense of your case. We do not differentiate
between the complexity of cases, meaning that we will employ the same
level of aggression to charges of battery as we would to charges of
murder, never ceasing until everything possible has been done to aid in the defense
of your case. We are available to take your call 24/7, including holidays
and weekends, so do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call our office today.